Blogs from Albany, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania - page 18


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany July 7th 2005

A trip to Pemberton and we arrive at the amazing Tingle Tree Forrest. It is basically a suspension bridge constructed among the tops of some very large and very old trees. It was a bit weird being among the tree tops, a place where you would never normally get a perspective on life from.... read more
The shaky walk across the bridge
Andrew at the highest point
Spot the bridge?

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany July 5th 2005

Yippee!! - On the road again and it feels fantastic, FREEDOM!! After a pleasent four hour drive from Perth to Albany we arrived late afternoon and checked in to our first hostel for four months. The hostel was homely and we met some great people that we'll keep in touch with throught this trip. It's bloody cold down here, apparently there's nothing seperating us from the Antartic so that might explain it. We were originally planning to spend 3 nights here but after our first night, and realising how much there was to see we bumped it up to 4 nights and could have stayed longer. After doing very little in the way of physical activity for a while we jumped at every chance to go for a hike or walk and saw some amazing stuff, ... read more
Andrew on the rocks

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany July 2nd 2005

Finances = Green Fitness = Green(ish) Relationship = Green Arguments = None (since last blog!) Greetings from Albany, Western Australia. Albany is on the south coast of Oz and is quite a large town. Compared to some of the backwaters we've been staying in, it's the height of civilisation to us!! Over the last ten days we have been really lucky with the weather. Considering its winter out here and the wettest winter Australia has had for about 7 years, we have been fortunate to see lots of sun and very little rain. Since leaving Perth (for the second time!) we have covered the south western corner of Oz. The scenery is quite different to the north, much greener and lusher. There are also more people. On average, per 100km, we now meet about ten cars ... read more
Fire Tree

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany June 23rd 2005

Raining cats and dogs From 3AM to wake up. The skies are clearing. We had a 7:30AM start so it wasn’t too bad this morning. I woke up before my own alarm but that is probably because of the three other alarms in the room that went off before mine! That’s okay though since I really wasn’t asleep because of the loud rains pounding on the roof. Now we’re on our way south with our final destination being Albany tonight. Part of the scenic drive included seeing the big Karri trees. Looking at them from the road they don’t look all that big but once you are standing beside one you realize just how large they really are. An optical illusion! Onward to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin where the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean meet ... read more
Allison with her birdie friends.
In the Valley of the Giants.
In the Valley of the Giants.

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany October 10th 1999

Just a two weeks trip to Western Australia 6-17 Oct 1999 Places visited: 1) Perth City 2) The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park 3) Botanical Garden, Perth 4) The King's Park, Perth 5) Lake Mongers, Perth 6) Underwater World, Perth 7) Cottlesloe Beach, Perth 8) Albany, WA's oldest city 9) Emu Point, Albany 10) Mount Clarence of Albany 11) Dog Rock of Albany 12) The Gap, Albany 13) Natural Bridge, Albany 14) Cable Beach, Albany 15) Blowholes, Albany 16) Walpole - Nornalup, Valley of the Giant Tingle Trees 17) Pemberton 18) Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse 19) Jewel Cave - 10 min north of Augusta along Caves Road 20) Lake Cave - 17 min drive south from Margaret River along Caves Road 21) Busselton Jetty Experience 22) Perth Mint 23) Fremantle Markets... read more
Natural Bridge, Albany
Imitation of the Kangaroo
Botanical Garden, Perth

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